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June 14th: The Mars Global Surveyor

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Date: June 14, 2009 Title: The Mars Global Surveyor Podcaster: Nancy Atkinson Organization: Universe Today: http://www.universetoday.com/ Nancy’s website: http://www.nancyatkinson.com/ Description: For almost a decade, the Mars Global Surveyor sent back information from its orbit around Mars. To celebrate this landmark mission, Nancy provides information and an original song about the little spacecraft that has changed […]

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June 13th: Tycho Brahe’s Nose

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Date: June 13, 2009 Title: Tycho Brahe’s Nose Podcaster: James Clifton Organization: The Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston www.mfah.org/blaffer; www.mfah.org Description: The Danish nobleman, Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), was perhaps the greatest observational astronomer before the advent of the telescope. He had many portraits of himself made, some of which […]

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June 12th: Does Dark Matter Really Exist?

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Date: June 12, 2009 Title: Does Dark Matter Really Exist? Podcaster: Jim Stratigos Organization: The Atlanta Astronomy Club http://www.atlantaastronomy.org/ Description: Is most of the matter in the universe a mysterious and invisible substance known as ‘dark matter’? Observations of the rotational curves of galaxies and certain properties of the cosmic microwave background can not be […]

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Wanna do a podcast?

While our year has been officially full for quite some time, we are running into issues where people who signed up for a podcast don’t deliver. In those cases we rely on having a few podcasts on ready reserve that we can put in at the last moment. We would be honored if some of […]

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June 11th: Round, Round, Round We Go

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Date: June 11, 2009 Title: Round, Round, Round We Go Podcaster: Larry Sessions Links: http://home.comcast.net/%7Esternmann/index.htm http://twitter.com/NASkies Description: We are taught that the Earth circles the Sun once a year, but is this really true? If it is not true, where do we really end up each time the Earth completes an orbit? Motion in space […]

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June 10th: The Face on Mars

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Date: June 10, 2009 Title: The Face on Mars Podcaster: Brian Dunning Organization: Skeptoid Podcast http://skeptoid.com Description: Today we look at the face on Mars in the Cydonia Mensae region. Some believe it’s proof of a Martian civilization. But photography, the perceptual phenomenon called pareidolia, and the Law of Large Numbers combine to say that […]

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June 9th: Who Was Edwin Hubble?

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Date: June 9, 2009 Title: Who Was Edwin Hubble? Podcaster: Doug Allen Links: http://www.wheaton.edu/physics/ http://hubble.nasa.gov/ http://www.edwinhubble.com/ Description: Hubble has become a household word synonymous with incredible views of the universe. Yet what do we know about the man after which the Hubble Space Telescope was named? This podcast examines the life and work of Edwin […]

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June 8th: The Universe in Ultraviolet!

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Date: June 8, 2009 Title: The Universe in Ultraviolet! Podcaster: Erika Hamden from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: Looking at different wavelengths of light can yield new information about the universe around us. By observing ultraviolet radiation, astronomers find regions of recent star formation, as well as stars in the end stages […]

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